A forensic specialist, Nick Hyatt has more than 15 years of experience in the inspection, analysis and restoration of buildings and structures for building owners, insurers and attorneys. Investigations have involved structural failures, fire damage, wind damage, vibration damage and foundation settlement. His projects frequently involve evaluation of structural capacity, design of repairs, construction documents and construction observation. Nick also serves as the lead investigator for multi-disciplinary teams that require expert investigation, consulting and sworn testimony.
San Antonio, Texas played host to the annual Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference held April 17th – April 20th of this year. By the numbers, the conference presented about 100 sessions and provided exhibitor opportunities to 300 or so industry service providers and vendors. It was very well attended and offered the opportunity to meet and learn relatively early in 2016.
Thornton Tomasetti’s engineering and architecture professionals help insurance companies, loss adjusters and construction lawyers analyse pre- and post-loss risks, defects, damage and property claims arising from natural or man-made perils.
At the heart of our practice is the forensic investigation of damage to structures, which includes cause and origin analyses, engineering assessments for reinstatement and remedial works design.